Travel Resources

Travel resources for planning trips – including guides, book reviews, and roundups.

There’s a New Toronto Family Travel Site Just For Kids

by Sandra Foyt

What do magical kingdoms, celebrity kicks, and giant octupuses have in common? Kids can find out in a new Toronto family travel site made just for kids. Yo-Toronto.com, a fun interactive website from Tourism Toronto, gets the whole family involved in dreaming up a great vacation. “Planning […]

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Review: The Family Traveler’s Handbook

by Sandra Foyt

One of the aspects of being a travel writer that I enjoy the most is the community of  people who don’t just love to travel…they revel in the experience. This week I’m delighted to share a new book from one of my favorite travel writers, […]

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Review: The Travel Mamas Guide

by Sandra Foyt

A week into our Lincoln Highway road trip, I was struck by two comments. One of our Philadelphia hosts complimented 13-year-old Alex on being such a good traveler; later, I heard my son telling a friend that he was having a good time traveling with […]

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London Summer Olympics: Free eBooks from Lonely Planet

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Lonely Planet is offering free ebooks on the London Summer Olympics! Grab them while available; just like the Olympics these freebies don’t stay in town long. Are you watching the London Summer Olympic Games and wish you too could be part of the fun? Lonely […]

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50+ Family Travel Blogs on Pinterest

by Sandra Foyt

In the travel and tourism industry, it is the family travel bloggers that are leading the way on Pinterest. Although destination photos are a popular item to pin on “Bucket Lists” and “Places I’ve Been” boards, travel bloggers have not yet embraced the possibilities – […]

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Capital Region Blogs: 31 Flavors and Counting!

by Sandra Foyt

Capital Region blogs have come a long way from their origins as online journals. Now they give traditional media a run for the money in covering local news or tapping into the pulse of the generation. But it’s not a contest between old and new […]

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Moms Clubs in the Capital Region

by Sandra Foyt

It isn’t hard to find moms in the Capital Region. Striking up a conversation and forming a friendship is another matter. A long time friend and I joke that our families forged a bond because we were able to set up play dates when all […]

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